DSM-5®: Trauma- and Stressor-Related Diagnoses - 2 CPD Hours

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DSM-5® includes an entirely new chapter called “Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.” It includes several changes in the conceptualization of these disorders and substantially revises the diagnostic criteria. For example, the definition of a “traumatic event” for a PTSD diagnosis has been clarified and tightened, and additional PTSD diagnostic criteria (such as reckless or self-destructive behaviour) reflect up-to-date research findings. Trauma-related diagnoses applied to children have changed considerably as well.

This seminar will summarize the most important changes to these diagnoses and explain the rationale behind the changes, as well as highlight some remaining controversies. It will include a user-friendly report on the psychobiological research findings behind the changes to these diagnoses, taking the approach that knowing the biological foundations for these trauma-based symptoms can improve your conceptualization and therefore treatment of your clients. We will review differential diagnosis, as well as how to usefully incorporate two of the new DSM-5® online assessment tools to better track clients’ progress.


  • Describe how PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder diagnoses have been revised substantially, and the rationale behind these extensive changes
  • Explain differential diagnosis of PTSD vs. adjustment disorder, and PTSD vs. mood or anxiety disorder, as well as how to diagnose bereavement-related trauma



Why a new chapter?

  • PTSD is no longer an anxiety disorder
  • Different approach to diagnosis: based on etiology

Overview of the disorders in this chapter

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
  • Reconceptualization of Adjustment Disorder
  • PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder
  • Specified and unspecified trauma- or stressor-related disorders

PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder: Major revisions

  • DSM-5® addresses “criterion creep”: tighter definition of traumatic event
  • Emotional reaction requirement eliminated
  • More and reorganized symptoms
  • Different criteria for children 6 and younger
  • New dissociative subtype
  • Why aren’t dissociative disorders included in this chapter?
  • Complex PTSD still not added to DSM®; do revisions adequately address this situation?


Differential diagnosis

  • PTSD/Acute Stress Disorder vs. Adjustment Disorder
  • PTSD/Acute Stress Disorder vs. a mood or anxiety disorder, or both?
  • How to diagnose bereavement-related trauma
  • PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury: similarities and differences in symptom presentation

Brief summary of neurobiology behind trauma symptoms

Assessment: using new DSM-5® online assessment measures to track client trauma symptoms

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About Beth Eckerd, J.D., Ph.D.


Beth Eckerd, J.D., Ph.D., is an experienced educator who has taught undergraduate and graduate level psychology and counselling courses for over 10 years. Her teaching and research focus has been on grief, diagnosis, personality and psychopathology, death education, and counselling. This combination led to her avid interest in the DSM-5®’s revision process. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. Eckerd presents to professional groups on DSM-5®’s overall changes as well as specifically on DSM® diagnosis of grief-related symptomatology. She has recently co-authored a chapter entitled “When is grief ‘abnormal’? The changing approach to grief in the DSM,” as well as articles in Death Studies and other journals. Beth has shared her grief expertise on the radio and the Internet as well.
Dr. Eckerd is an associate professor at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, and a licensed psychologist. Her style includes equal parts of knowledge, organization, and humour, which establishes an enjoyable environment for audience engagement and learning.

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